Sheik Ashim Hussein is a former Islamist who now boldly preaches the gospel.
Sheik Ashim Hussein is a former Islamist who now boldly preaches the gospel.
Nov. 18, 2021 | Ethiopia

Former Islamist - "I Don't Get Peace If I Do Not Witness for Jesus"

[199] prayers in [16] nations have been posted for Sheikh Ashim Hussein.

Sheikh Ashim Hussein, 41 and father to nine children, grew up as a devout Muslim. Zealous for Islamic teachings, he sought to destroy Christianity and once mobilized his students to set fire to a church. But when the church members gathered at the sight of their burned church and prayed aloud for the forgiveness of those responsible, their witness bewildered Sheikh Ashim and shook his spiritual foundations. "These people are not healthy people," he thought. "How can they pray that God forgives someone who burned their church? In my religion, we curse people who do evil things." Eventually, Sheikh Ashim trusted Christ for salvation and left Islam. But when Sheikh Ashim's Muslim community learned of his newfound faith, they rejected him, driving him from his home and threatening to kill him. Over the past decade, he has had to relocate multiple times due to ongoing harassment and threats. In spite of this, Sheikh Ashim boldly witnesses for Christ, and he has led 29 other sheikhs to salvation in Him. "I don't get peace if I do not witness for Jesus," he said. Pray for Sheikh Ashim as he continues to share the gospel with Muslims. Pray that he and his family will have all their needs met as they seek to rebuild their lives after a decade of persistent persecution.

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  • Lord, in your wisdom and love you had turn Paul from a persecutor to a staunch professor of the gospel, in your perfect will please continue to bring many sheep to you thru Sheikh Ashim. For you sustain our lives, please favor him and his family with abundance by your prodigally blessings. Praise you for being their refuge, rock and shield. Amen
    Jonathan C - Hong Kong
  • Father, I am blessed and humbled to hear of Sheikh's faithfulness through the difficulties he has faced and his zeal to share Christ. I thank you for the strength you have given him and I pray that you will continue to encourage and uphold him and to continue to be glorified through his life and testimony. Keep those who have recently been saved.
    Vicki W - USA
  • Lord, we praise you for our brother in Christ Sheikh Ashim, and we ask that you help him to persevere in his faith. Keep him strong in his testimony about you, and give him more opportunities to share with those who need to hear about your grace and forgiveness. Ground him in your word Lord, and may he find rest and encouragement in your presence.
    Jackie V - USA
  • Father, you the defender of the defence less, defend your son and his family forever and give him special protection in Jesus name.
    Charles O - Nigeria
  • Father God, please be with Sheikh Hussein as he continues to witness to the love of Jesus! Grant it to him to continue to speak the word with all boldness (Acts 4:29-30). In Jesus name, amen.
    John B - USA
  • Singing, "My God shall supply all your need, according to His riches glory." Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added to you. Rejoice when you are persecuted for such is what they did to the prophets. Love your enemies. I believe therefore I speak. Shiekh Ahim Hussein believes therefore he speaks!
    Elsie B - Canada
  • May God bless and protect this good and faithful man and may he bring many more over to Christ's salvation. He is a brave servant of the Lord and he is my brother in Christ.
    Be well, brother, be well!

    Gary G - USA
  • Praise You, Jesus, for Sheikh Ashim Hussein and his bold witness to You. Strengthen him and protect him. Thank You, Jesus, that he was willing to turn from evil and violence and now is willing to risk his life for the Truth. Give him more of Your Holy Spirit and guide him in wisdom and discernment to lead more to know You.
    Patrecia J - USA
  • Dear Lord, Thank you for the salvation for Sheikh and his family. Please Lord protect him and his family, please provide their needs both physical and spiritual. Sustain them Lord and please bless all those who receive you through them. In Jesus' name I pray amen.
    Sharice G - USA
  • I pray for Sheikh Ashim Hussein; thank You for opening his eyes to the glory of the gospel and for his faithful witness over the past ten years. I pray for protection, provision, boldness, and continued grace as he shares the gospel with Muslims. Bring many into Your kingdom through him and bless his wife and nine children.
    Cassidy J - Canada
  • Holy Father I pray you sanctify and anoint Sheikh Ashim Hussein for your ministry. May he be enriched by your Holy Spirit and the knowledge of your Word to know and share you as the One True God and Jesus Christ our Master and teach the deeper Truths of your Word that lead many to the obedience of the faith, Amen
    Wyman K - Australia
  • Heavenly Father
    Please give Ashim peace and wisdom and lead him with Your spirit
    Please provide in his needs and bless him for his boldness in Christ
    I pray that You open they eyes of the Muslims that they may see the truth
    And deliver your people from evil
    Renato V - Netherlands
  • Lord Jesus, Sheikh Ashim Hussein, is on the frontlines of gospel work in Ethiopia and he knows that his life is definitely on the line. Grant him wisdom and boldness in how and when he shares the truth of Jesus with other sheikhs. Protect his family and meet their needs as they are having to frequently relocate to escape sure death for the gospel.
    Forrest B - USA
  • Thank you Father for the conversion of Ashim in Ethiopia. Please protect him as he shares his faith in an Islamic culture. May he inspire us to do more in our free lands. Amen
    Robert M - USA
  • Father God we pray for this dear brother and his service in the name of Jesus. May he be a witness to a lost and dying world, Amen
    jeff h - USA
  • Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on your faithful.
    Peter K - USA
  • Dear Father in Heaven, we praise you for the salvation of Sheikh Ashim Hussein and that of his family. You allowed the suffering of believers to change his heart towards you. As Sheikh has led many to Christ, we ask you to continue to give him boldness to share the gospel and peace as he does. We pray for safety and provision for his family! Amen
    Jennifer T - USA
  • HOLY GOD. I pray the work and the spirit of evangelism in the heart of your servant Sheik Hussein to grow and bear much fruit by mega harvest of souls. Let your hand be upon him and keep from evil so that he may not cause pain. Bless him indeed and enlarge his area of influence not only in his country but globally. I ask all that in the name of Jesus.
    Dumezweni M - South Africa
  • Father God, I pray for Sheikh Ashim who boldly witnesses for You, that he will be at peace and I praise You Father that he has led so many to Christ. In Jesus name I pray. Amen
    Marti V - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father,
    We ask that You would rain down Your blessings on Sheikh Ashim Hussein and his family. They have endured so much persecution for so long. Provide for them and comfort them. We know that satan wants to silence him because his story is powerful and is moving hearts. Let them not grow weary, but be renewed day by day in You.
    Madison F - USA
  • Our Father, bless Sheikh Ashim Hussein and his family as they live their lives in love for You. May those around them see Your Spirit burning brightly in them. May those who need Your Son as Savior be drawn out of darkness and into salvation. Surround Sheikh Ashim Hussein with those who love Jesus, to encourage him. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Eli S - USA
  • Heavenly Father, I pray for Sheikh Ashim Hussein and his family. I thank you for this brother's strong witness in spite of years of persecution and threats. Protect him and his family; give him wisdom and cleverness in escaping capture. May all their needs be meet. Keep him strong in his faith and witnessing. Amen
    Steve P - USA
  • Thank you for what you are doing with Sheikh Ashim. Help him to know that his security is in you and that you are with him always. May his family know and praise your goodness and mercy to them.
    Rebecca H - New Zealand
  • In the loving name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, God, Jehovah Shepherd, as brothers and sisters in Christ we praise You for faithfulness of Sheikh Ashim Hussein and family. We ask that they continue to trust Your unfailing love, place a hedge of protection around them and angels directly from heaven to minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Father God, thank you for my faithful brother Sheikh Ashim and his powerful testimony! Please provide abundantly for him and his family and please make Sheikh Ashim invisible to those who would persecute him. Please fill him with Your Spirit, peace and joy each day and give him energy to witness and minister to all those around him. In Jesus Name!
    Sarah H - USA
  • Lord please help bring peace to Sheikh Ashim Hussein, help him to find stability in serving you. Help him to be encouraged by his reward in heaven, help him to stop at no end of praising and shouting your name.
    Sage E - USA
  • Lord I praise You for the boldness of Sheikh Ashim and I pray for his heart to be flooded with hope and peace. Lord I pray for his children to learn from him and know You from his ways and his teachings. Heavenly Father I pray for his church members to be bold and courageous choosing to continually praise You.
    Joy H - USA
  • Heavenly Father we bring Sheikh Ashim Hussein and his family to You. We praise You for granting salvation to Sheikh, his family and others he has led to You. Continue to fill him with grace to share the Gospel to those who do not know You. May others be drawn to You and believe. In Jesus' name we pray Amen.
    Marita J - USA
  • Father, we thank You for the strong faith of Sheikh and his family in spite of persecution continually. Thank You for his powerful witness for Christ and those he has brought into the church in Ethiopia. We ask that You will provide a home for his family and that he will be able to work and support his family in one place and also teach Jesus to all
    Gail M - USA
  • Praise your name, O Lord! You have heard many prayers asking for Muslim's to repent of their persecutions of Christians & trust in Christ themselves. Here Sheikh is one of those and now is on fire for the gospel! May many more come to faith in Christ in the midst of the oppression. Grant the Hussein family all their physical needs as you see fit. Amen.
    Diana F - USA
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